Remembrance Sunday

  • 12 Nov 2011

    When politicians rush to claim that something is 'non-political' (as has been happening around Remembrance Day over the past week or so), you know that some healthy suspicion and careful examination is due.

  • 10 Nov 2011

    Young Methodists are holding two services of Remembrance on Twitter on Sunday, raising awareness of groups working for peace and supporting war veterans and victims.

  • 10 Nov 2011

    A request from the British Humanist Association for Armed Forces Humanists to be included at the Cenotaph in London has again been refused.

  • 8 Nov 2011

    As we approach Remembrance Sunday, many people may feel quite ambivalent about the increasingly numerous and elaborate ceremonies and media coverage, but be very uncomfortable about voicing their doubts.

  • 15 Nov 2010

    An anti-war group in Ottawa, Canada, has shrugged off abuse and criticism after laying two White Poppy wreaths at the National War Memorial.

  • 15 Nov 2010

    A request from the British Humanist Association for armed forces humanists to be included at Sunday's Cenotaph ceremony in London was refused.

  • 11 Nov 2010

    It is grimly ironic, says Savi Hensman, that on Armistice Day UK news headlines included the announcement of a new benefits system which punishes the ‘workshy’ and a report showing inadequate care for many elderly NHS patients undergoing surgery.

  • 9 Nov 2010

    What must we do to understand the meaning of remembrance, to remember human suffering, and to grasp the human dignity lying so far beyond the ritual words at this time of year?, asks Jill Segger. Only painful truth-telling is adequate to the task, she says.

  • 28 Oct 2010

    It was with a rather heavy heart that I got my first media call today about the annual "red poppy" dust-up - which usually revolves around attacks from the Daily Mail and its kindred spirits on broadcasters, public figures and politicians who don't wear the British Legion Appeal symbol or who raise questions about what the practice means.

  • 8 Nov 2009

    As people across Britain gather on Remembrance Sunday to recall those lost in war, a remarkable opinion poll published today shows a strong public desire for an emphasis on peace in these ceremonies.